->''"Guy Ritchie is the flesh and blood incarnation of the word '''BLOKE'''."''
-->- '''Kyle Kahlgren''', ''WebVideo/BrowsHeldHigh'' review of ''Film/{{Revolver}}''.

Guy Stuart Ritchie (born 10 September 1968) is a British film director and screenwriter.

His first film, ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' was a low-budget, humorous crime caper about the [[LondonGangster London underworld]]. It was an indie success and critical darling for its fresh, vibrant style.

He followed up with ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', which was an even bigger success, though some critics complained that he was rehashing his previous film too much. Next, he made ''Film/SweptAway'', a remake of a controversial 1970s Italian film, starring his then-wife Madonna.

''Swept Away'' was savaged by critics, and bombed at the box office. When he returned to familiar territory with the crime caper ''Film/{{Revolver}}'', he tried to mix things up with an EvilPlan and an {{Anvilicious}} {{Aesop}}. The film was so poorly received that it didn't even see wide release in America.

Ritchie then made ''Film/RocknRolla'' in an obvious attempt to recapture the violent and irreverent underworld hijinks of his first two films. It was received better than ''Revolver'', but wasn't really a success. He seemed to be approaching the nadir, but his adaptation of ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'' appears to have [[CareerResurrection revived his fortunes]]; it received mostly positive reviews, and was successful at the box office, grossing more than all of his previous films combined. The sequel, ''Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'' was equally successful. He also produced the TV series ''Series/{{SWAG}}''.

He was married to Music/{{Madonna}} from 2000 to 2008.
* ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels'' (1998)
* ''Film/{{Snatch}}'' (2000)
* ''Mean Machine'', the British remake of ''Film/TheLongestYard'' (2001)
* ''Film/SweptAway'' (2002)
* ''Film/{{Revolver}}'' (2005)
* ''Film/RocknRolla'' (2008)
* ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'' (2009)
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows'' (2011)
* ''[[Film/TheManFromUNCLE2015 The Man From U.N.C.L.E.]]'' (2015)
* ''Film/KingArthurLegendOfTheSword'' (2017)
* ''Film/{{Aladdin|2019}}'' (2019)
* ''The Cannonball Run'' remake (TBA)

!!Tropes associated with Guy Ritchie
* CareerResurrection: It's generally agreed that the ''Film/{{Sherlock Holmes|2009}}'' [[Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows movies]] brought him back to prominence as a director.
* OnceMoreWithClarity: Expect plenty of these, with fast-paced crosscuts and/or slow motion.
* {{Overcrank}}: The man really loves his slow motion.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: It wouldn't be a Guy Ritchie movie without characters sassing the crap out of each other. Extra points if heavy English accents are involved.